The world’s #1 guide to Tcl/Tk has been updated to reflect Tcl/Tk ‘s Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, Fourth Edition delivers all you need to get results. 4 Aug The fourth edition of Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk They cover topics from the basic Tcl and Tk introductions, through more. 30 Aug fourth edition: published in June, second edition on the book appear in Book Review: Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, 4th ed.

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I book table of content is huge around 50 chapters that covers every aspect of Tcl.

Category Book Category Tutorial. Anyhow, suffice to say, if your budget only stretches to one book, I’d recommend this one. I looked in many programming language, read several chapters from several books on several different programming language. I read some of the chapters available online, and I remember I was satisfied by what I saw in the first chapter and the regex chapter. Practical Programming in Edotion and Tk, 4th ed.

Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, Fourth Edition

I feel the next edition need to include less references to other parts of the book. It assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts though for me, a good thing; less of the book is wasted explaining the basics of what a variable is, etc and this may make it a little less approachable for complete novices well, those who have no Internet access or ability to use a search engine [ 1 ] to find more information, anyway.


practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition

If don’t want to read chapter 16 when I am still in chapter 6, and if I need to, then snd the topics sequence is not the best, which I think it is. It would be another nice book to be updated for the new feature sets.

Peter Flynn writes, “It’s very good, but it’s light on Tk, and spends too much time for my taste on what Knuth called ‘borderline cases and special parameters’ and too little time on basic examples.

I have this book. After I read the first three chapter parts in the Tk section, I still feel hollow, I still feel I don’t know how things fit together, how widgets depends on each other. Getting started What is Tcl?

practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition

Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk

The author keeps refering to other part of books, in way that keeps you wondering and annoyed, you never feel you have your feet firm on the ground practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition you know 4thh I mean. I think it offers a nice balance between being an interesting language that can help me develop application in different domains, and pracrical opens many opportunities for me.

Another more important thing that annoyed me, is that its seems that author is just presenting the information rather than explain the information, I want the author to talk to me more, to tell me stories, show me case studies, tell me about his real life experience.


This book was really disapointing for me. And I also haven’t read all practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition chapters yet, so maybe I’ll change my mind later.

The book is comprehensive, very comprehensive, and one in a small list. Yep, it’s currently missing discussion of Tile, but, if you learn how to use Tk from this book, you’ll be able to pick up and use Progfamming immediately. I saw the need to focus on one language to try to move forward with my career and skill record. Tcl in the wild Major applications.

A few diagrams, annotated screenshots, more annotated screenshots. Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk.

And I still drewel as I skim through it from time to time. But the content of some chapter is disappointing. I think the author needed to offer an overview of the widgets prior to explain them or giving example.